Antique Cars and More

Located in Central Illinois. Stop by for a look at the interesting collection of cars, toys, firetrucks, trains, clocks and so much more!

Antique Trains

Located in Central Illinois. The Vonachen Old Place train cars were restored in 2022 and are now open to the public.

Where History is Fun for All Ages

Located in Central Illinois. Our large campus includes six buildings with indoor and outdoor displays!

Visitors in 2023

Have come from: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, England, Finland, Germany, India, Japan, Liberia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, USA, and the 46 States shaded in the map, including 168 cities/towns in IL


Upcoming Events - October

Fall Festival

Saturday, October 8,  12pm – 4pm

One of our most popular days during the season Enjoy special exhibitis and demonstrations throughout our campus. 

Blacksmithing Demonstrations

Saturday, October 14 and 28, 12pm – 4pm

 Come and see our own resident blacksmith  at work in the Farm Building. 

Hall O' Wheels

Saturday, October 28, 6pm – 8pm

Scavenger hunt and trick or treating for ages two through 8th grade.

Celebrate Halloween in a safe and fun environment. So much fun you will not want to leave!

2023 - Celebrating 40 Years and counting!

Plan your visit

Cost of Admission

  • Adults $10
  • Seniors (65+) $9
  • Groups of 20+ adults $9 each
  • Children 4 years old through 8th grade $4
  • Groups of 20+ children $3 each
  • Wheelchair user – no charge
  • AAA discount $1 off adult rate
  • Blue Star discount – free to active service members and their immediate family members 
  • Membership holders – free

Ticket price includes admission to the six buildings on our campus plus trains. Admission is good all day. 

The museum visits are self-guided. Most guests spend around 2.5 hours.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

Accepted payments include cash, checks, and credit cards.

Museum Hours

During the 2023 season the museum will be open from May 3 through October 29.

Closed on July 4 and Labor Day

You can visit from Wednesday through Sunday


12:00 pm and 5:00 pm  

(last tickets sold at 4:15 pm)

Specific accommodations can be made for large groups and tours.

Interested in antique and collector autos, trains, airplanes, tools, toys, clocks, tractors, musical stuff, vintage clothes, fire trucks, bicycles and general family fun?


It’s great fun to see the faces of visitors when our Barbershop Quartet of former presidents (life-size) begin singing or the miniature circus parade starts up, or the orchestrion begins filling the room with old fashioned music.

Children especially like to pull the ropes to make the whistles blow and push the button to watch the Lionel trains chug along.

3D/Virtual Tour of the museum

Feature prepared September 2021